Contact Information
Office Phone Employment Connections Program 905-693-4252 ext 3;  
Youth Employment Program 905-693-4252 ext 4
Fax 905-875-9262
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Primary Contact Julie Henshaw, Manager, North Halton; Phone: 905-693-4252 ext 229 * 905-691-1430
Alternate Contact Bonnie Trimble, Manager, Youth Employment & Peer Mentor Programs; Phone: 905-693-4252 ext 500; Email:
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Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1983
Primary Executive Anita Lloyd, Executive Director; Phone: 905-693-4252 ext 224; Email:
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services ; United Way - Halton & Hamilton
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Provides a comprehensive range of employment support options, which are responsive to individual needs: 
Employment Connections Program includes:  
* employment planning - developing a realistic employment goal  
* support coordination - assisting individuals in making a successful transition to employment; advice on funding supports to access training and employment opportunities  
* employment preparation - helping with resume updates, job searches, applications and interview skills, vocational life skills training 
* job placement: assisting in job searches by establishing contacts that can lead to employment, negotiating wage subsidies with employers  
* on-the-job training/coaching - providing support to individuals while training on the job  
* job maintenance - providing ongoing follow-up to help maintain employment 
Youth Employment Program provides: 
* client-centered program that responds to the varied employment needs of transitional aged youth, 16 to 24 years, who are experiencing mental health and/or addiction issues 
* outreach services to meet the youth in the community, accessing at-risk youth who traditionally are not seeking services 
* provide a youth-oriented service that will assist youth in developing the skills they need to become contributing members of their communities 
Employment Peer Mentor Program:  
* open to individuals who are 16 years or older who have experienced or are experiencing mental health and/or addiction challenges  
* Employment Peer Mentors (EPMs) are individuals with lived experience with mental health and/or addiction issues and who are in recovery  
* provide a positive role model through support, guidance, mutual exchange and coaching from the perspective of lived experience  
* provides support to find employment and access community resources  
* provides support during appointments, assistance with paperwork and attend meetings when needed  
* assist in developing a personal wellness plan and goals
Hours Office Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served Halton North
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Individuals facing mental health and addiction issues * a resident of Halton * willingness to participate in the program
Application Referral by a mental health professional, physician, psychiatrist, family or self * referral forms are available at the STRIDE sites, the website and from community mental health agencies
Languages English
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Milton
Address & Map
55 Ontario St S, Suite 26
Milton, ON L9T 2M3
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Intersection Ontario S N and Main St E
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Disabilities ; Employment / Training ; Mental Health / Addictions
HCSD Sub Heading Disabilities Employment Program Resources ; Disabilities Employment Programs ; Mental Health Employment Programs ; Mental Health Employment Resources
Service Categories Prevocational Training ~ Mental Illness/Emotional Disabilities ; Prevocational Training ~ Substance Use Disorders ; Supported Employment ~ Mental Illness/Emotional Disabilities ; Supported Employment ~ Substance Use Disorders ; Vocational Rehabilitation ~ Mental Illness/Emotional Disabilities ; Vocational Rehabilitation ~ Substance Use Disorders

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